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Teen Jailed For Allegedly Bringing Pocketknife to School

Kendall County prosecutors put the youth in juvenile jail, police said.

Credit: Joseph Hosey
Credit: Joseph Hosey
A 16-year-old Plainfield South High student was jailed for allegedly bringing a pocketknife to school.

The teen was arrested at the school shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The dean of students reportedly approached the school's liaison officer from the Joliet Police Department and informed him that a student had a folding knife with a four-inch blade.

The teen explained to the officer that he brought the knife to school because he had been threatened by another student, police said.

The boy was taken into custody and transported to a juvenile facility, police said.

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Matt B. February 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Do you know that for a fact Hugo? Where you there?
Ericus Alanas February 15, 2014 at 02:26 PM
Poor kids these days, always getting treated like adults. Just seems a bit excessive for one who wants to defend himself...
Hugo February 15, 2014 at 03:01 PM
I know teenagers, and they are generally full of cow manure.
TB Plfd February 15, 2014 at 07:44 PM
I can remember getting suspended in jr high for bringing $186.00 to school for show and tell and im sure now days I would also get a court date for those actions, but I thought I was slick taken once of each bill out of my fathers wallet for a last minute show and tell project that was due that morning.

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